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priority in the cam- paign. In particular, it was assumed that contact with nature would provide an effective means to prevent and decrease diseases and problems that are typical of a stressful urban life-style such as obesity, asthma, chronic stress, heart diseases, and diabetes. However, during a

In: Landscape Ecology in the Dutch Context

. Then it offers a section about 'infrastructure' connecting and separating pieces of land motivated by humans. By its fragmentation and disturbance of the landscape it is usually seen as an enemy of 'nature', but to what extent it could be an ally? Every main section is introduced by the editors

In: Landscape Ecology in the Dutch Context

perspective of a contemplative subject and a contemplative object. A person is the perceptual centre, both as an individual and as a member of a socio-cultural group, of his or her life-world, whose horizons are shaped by geographical and cultural factors (Carlson and Berleant 2004). In their aesthetical

In: Economy and Ecology of Heathlands

character. It is mainly for self consumption (they rarely sell anything more than the annual chestnut crop) as a system of subsistence and to complement their low pensions. The humble life style of most of these elderly farmers reflects hard work and a deep relationship with the land, but also the lack

In: Europe's Living Landscapes

each other. An hour later I am sitting on a log with a mug of hot tea, the sun is beginning to warm up. A marsh harrier flies, hunting, over the reed-lands. I hear tractors in the fields. All at once I realise that the enchantment is gone. Bird-song has once more become a backdrop to everyday life

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would remain with him all his life. Between 1949 and and 1965 he was addicted to drugs and led a tormented life. All the same, he obtained a BA in physiology and biology from Queen’s College in Oxford in 1954. Four years later, in 1958, he obtained an MA, a BM and a BS (bachelor of surgery) from

In: Bibliography of Natural History Travel Narratives
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. Other interesting animals figuring in the book are the silky ant eater (Cyclops didactylis), the three-toed sloth, and leaf-cutting ants. The anthropological work con- cerned the Jicaques, a tribe that had kept its original way of life largely intact. At the end of the expedition the Hagens visited

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subject may find it difficult to envision the earlier, historical landscape. The pressures for change, for perceived improvement, affecting Holy Island in the past century have been motivated by a range of impulses, including: trade and its associated transport; employment; recreation and tourism; the

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Press. Description: viii, 608. Malaise, René Edmond (1892–1978) Sjöberg 2010 ■ H. Vardal, A. Taeger, ‘The life of René Malaise: from the wild east to a sunken island’, Zootaxa 3127 (2011), p. 38–52. The Swedish entomologist, author and scientif- ic explorer René Edmond Malaise was born on 29

In: Bibliography of Natural History Travel Narratives

distinctive way of life with its own folk traditions developed, but particularly, a pastoral-based economy (Gimingham 1995; Noirfalise and Vanesse 1976). While climate, soil and drainage all affect species composition, structure and growth, so too does grazing and burning, and this interaction of

In: Economy and Ecology of Heathlands